We’ve gathered all your feedback and suggestions regarding the profile page and are excited to announce a new set of improvements.
The new header is more compact, with the goal of getting you to the writing more quickly. We removed the cover image, so you can actually see the post and interaction lists now, even on mobile. We also put a simpler list of associated publications directly under the bio.
Content sections are organized to elevate your best original writing as an author as well as your actions as a reader:
At Medium, we value discussion, discourse, and conversation. We encourage users with similar and divergent viewpoints to engage over the ideas and stories that matter to them.
But we live in the real world and recognize that sometimes you may not want to get in a discussion. Sometimes, you just need to come and post. We welcome that use of Medium as well and want to help you feel safe and comfortable doing so.
We also realize other users may want to use your post as a starting point for their own thoughts, so they can still write a response…
You know that thing everybody does on Twitter where they screenshot some highlighted text to get around the 140 character limit? You know, like this?
Up until now you had to highlight the text you wanted, take a screenshot, go find the screenshot, and finally attach it to the tweet. Whew! Hope you still remember what you wanted to tweet in the first place.
Now there’s no need for all that rigmarole. Just highlight any sentence on Medium and click the tweet button. We’ll build you a pretty screenshot and pop open a tweet box in which you can insert your witty observation. Give it a try!
Create lists. You can start a bulleted list by typing a dash or asterisk. Then, just start typing your first item. Once you hit Enter, the list will be reformatted for you automatically. To start a numbered list, type “1.” and your first item.
Two types of quotes. Select any text in the editor and click on the quote icon in the menu to make it a block quote. Click the icon again to make it a pull quote.
Drop caps. Select the first letter of a paragraph, and an option to turn it into a drop cap will appear…